“Thoughts on Pakistan”- DR. B.R. Ambedkar- (Excerpts)

via H.Balakrishnan published on December 6, 2006

On his 50th death anniversary you must read excerpts from his masterpiece ‘Thoughts on Pakistan‘. The purpose of writing the book in 1941 was to awaken the Hindus from slumber ie how he ended the book.

1. Introduction –
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=840&sid= 149

2. Prologue – contains introduction to book, Muslim League Resolution, importance of resolving Pakistan issue.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=841&sid= 149&count1= 1

3. Muslim case for PAK – gives you reasons why Muslims want a separate state.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=842&sid= 149&count1= 2

4. Nation –
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=843&sid= 149&count1= 3

5. Escape from Degradation – contains Why are Muslims angry with the Congress, how Muslim prestige sufferred during British rule. http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=844&sid= 149&count1= 4

6. Breaking up of Unity – contains the Hindu case for a united India. Why did the Muslims invade India.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=845&sid= 149&count1= 5

7. Weakening of India’s Defences – contains Questions of frontier, resources and armed forces, examines the myth that martial races belonged to Punjab, data on changes in communal composition of the Army. A MUST READ.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=846&sid= 149&count1= 6

8. Pak & Communal Peace – will creation of PAK solve the Communal question, how will its creation affect the position of Muslims in Hindustan, does the creation of PAK solve the communal problem in India.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=847&sid= 149&count1= 7

9. Hindu alternative to PAK – outlines Savarkar’s thoughts on Hinduism. It analysis Gandhi’s approach, Khilfat Movement and its impact on Hindu Muslim relations 1920-1940. A MUST READ.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=848&sid= 149&count1= 8

10. Muslim alternative to PAK – Ambedkar does some crystal ball glazing on Muslim demands to avoid PAK.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=849&sid= 149&count1= 9

11. Lessons from Abroad – Ambedkar does international benchmarking by comparing the situation in india with Turkey and Czechoslovakia, lessons in it for Hindu & Muslims.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=850&sid= 149&count1= 10

12. Social Stagnation – position of Hindu & Muslim women, his views on the Purdah system, reasons for Muslim economic/social stagnation and Hindu reform.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=851&sid= 149&count1= 11

13. Communal Aggression – political aggression of the Muslims, how the British aided Muslim separaticism starting 1892, how the Muslims exploited Hindu weakness, an excellent analysis of the Muslim mind. A MUST READ.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=852&sid= 149&count1= 12

14. National Frustration – understanding Muslim mind on Independence, key tenets of Islam, Gandhi & Jesus, attempts at Hindu-Muslim unity, causes of the Hindu Muslim divide, evidence that PAK was conceived before 1923, summary & epilogue.
http://www.esamskri ti.com/html/ new_inside. asp?cat_name= greatmen& cid=853&sid= 149&count1= 13

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